Quote of the Day:

Nasim Pedrad

  • I knew at a young age that I wanted to do comedy, and maybe part of that was trying to fit in at school because I had a weird name, and my parents had these accents, and I was definitely a late bloomer.
  • I really looked up to Tina Fey as a writer, and because I did have a background in writing, she is someone whose career I really did admire.
  • I can easily connect with the prepubescent dork I spent much of my life being.
  • I knew at a young age that I wanted to do comedy, and maybe part of that was trying to fit in at school because I had a weird name, and my parents had these accents, and I was definitely a late bloomer.
  • I can easily connect with the prepubescent dork I spent much of my life being.
  • I really looked up to Tina Fey as a writer, and because I did have a background in writing, she is someone whose career I really did admire.
  • I’ll never forget my very first [SNL] show. I had a card in my changing room from Kristen Wiig. It just had a heart on the inside, and she’d written “Have fun.” That always stayed with me.
  • At the time, I was in L.A., just auditioning and hoping to land a part, dramatic or comedic. I started to feel really stagnant, waiting for a part. I was also taking classes at UCB and Groundlings, and at the higher levels, they focus on writing. It was such a relief to be able to write. During those programs, I wrote a one-woman show called Me, Myself, and Iran, and it ended up getting to Tina Fey. She recommended me to audition for SNL, so I got my first of two auditions through her.
  • John [Mulaney] likes to say I'm like a district attorney with absolutely no jurisdiction whatsoever.
  • If men could get pregnant, abortion clinics would be like Starbucks - two on every block and four in every airport. And the morning-after pill would come in different flavors like sea salt and cool ranch.